Category: News

Weast Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jerry Weast has announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. Dr. Weast is one of the nation’s longest-serving school district superintendents. “It has been an incredible honor to serve this system…

Growler’s Needs Roof Repairs

A Historic District Commission (HDC) meeting planned for September 1 to discuss roof repairs at Growler’s restaurant is no longer needed because the owners are not changing the materials, according to city officials. “They are going to replace the copper…

Donations Needed for Displaced

The city of Gaithersburg has received pledges of $3,070 for the assistance fund set up just a few days ago to help 39 residents who were forced out of their homes on August 12 because of severe storm damage. “Some…

Soccer Fields Planned for GE Tech Park

A new soccer field may replace the dilapidated tennis courts and basketball courts on the GE Technology Park site between Lakelands and Kentlands. In September, Montgomery County will be soliciting bids from private companies to rip up the tennis and…

Floreen “Deeply Disappointed” by Pepco

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen is speaking out after attending a Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing on Pepco’s reliability in Baltimore on August 17. “I was deeply disappointed,” said Floreen. “Pepco officials were unprepared for many of the…

PSC Schedules Rockville Hearing on Pepco

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is bringing its investigation of Pepco to Rockville. A public hearing is scheduled for August 30, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Montgomery County Council’s 3rd Floor Hearing Room (100 Maryland Avenue) to discuss…

PSC Launches Pepco Investigation

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) is launching an investigation into the reliability and quality of the electric distribution service of Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) following a slew of complaints from Maryland customers after the July 25, August 5…

Drzyzgula Contacts NWS

Gaithersburg City Council member Cathy Drzyzgula wants to know more about the severe storm that caused so much damage in the East Deer Park, Observatory Heights, West Deer Park and Greater Historic District neighborhoods on August 12. Shortly after the…

“It Is a War Zone Here”

One Gaithersburg resident is describing the Olde Towne and Deer Park neighborhoods as resembling a “war zone” after an early morning thunderstorm toppled and uprooted trees, downed power lines and even blew off portions of a roof from a historic…

MedImmune: A Busy Work Site

It’s one of the largest construction sites in Montgomery County as hundreds of construction workers report to MedImmune every day to build the company’s newest tower and parking garage adjacent to Great Seneca Highway in Quince Orchard Park. Passersby may…